Healthy sleepers have far lower heart failure risk

Regularly getting a good night's sleep can lower your risk of heart failure, regardless of any other risk factors you may have, a new study shows.

Keith Brannon-Tulane • futurity
Nov. 23, 2020 ~4 min

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Keep calm and carry on – but how? A psychologist offers 10 tips to manage the uncertainty and stress of election aftermath

As uncertainty abounds and anxiety skyrockets, you've probably heard advice to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith. Here are 10 concrete tips to help you actually manage the stress.

Bethany Teachman, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia • conversation
Nov. 6, 2020 ~8 min

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Why sleep experts say it's time to ditch daylight saving time

That extra hour of sleep you'll be getting comes with a price. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recently said the changes are bad for our sleep.

Michael S. Jaffee, Vice Chair, Department of Neurology, University of Florida • conversation
Oct. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Blue-light glasses improve your sleep and work

Wearing blue-light glasses just before hitting the sack can help you get a better night's sleep and help you work better the next day.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
Oct. 15, 2020 ~6 min

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Tuned lighting helps older adults get a good night’s sleep

Tuned LED lighting that changes color and intensity over the course of a day and night helps older adults in nursing homes get a better night's sleep.

Brown University • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~7 min

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Mice poop shows gut bacteria is key to sleep

Fecal transplants from mice with sleep apnea changes the gut microbiome of recipient mice, a new study shows. That reveals gut bacteria's link to sleep.

Eric Maze-Missouri • futurity
Sept. 28, 2020 ~5 min

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Sleep test may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults

A noninvasive sleep test may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults by measuring brain activity.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Sept. 28, 2020 ~3 min

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People with 1 kind of epilepsy have higher sleep apnea risk

People with generalized epilepsy who have simultaneous seizures on both sides of the brain have a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea, researchers say.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~4 min

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Team ties chronic itch to sleep loss and potential heart disease

A new study ties chronic itch to sleep loss and elevated levels of a blood protein often used to predict heart disease, researchers say.

Sheree Monet Wisdom-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~5 min

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Nappers may have higher neurological disorder risk

The brain's way to remove waste, the glymphatic system, is synced to circadian rhythms, research in mice shows. The findings may be bad news for nappers.

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~7 min

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